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  • UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

  • The United Nations chief has expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in remarks before that country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the ongoing humanitarian crisis can cause regional instability and radicalization. He spoke in front of national leaders on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations annual summit. The bloc has refused to speak strongly about the treatment of Rohingya.

, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, right, chats with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as they arrive for a family photo before the 19th ASEAN Republic of Korea Summit in Manila, Philippines Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, Pool)

14 of November 2017 02:47:52

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations chief has expressed alarm over the tragic plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in remarks before that country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said late Monday the ongoing humanitarian crisis can cause regional instability and radicalization.

He spoke in front of national leaders at a meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations annual summit in Manila, Philippines.

Guterres says "the dramatic movement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh," ''is a worrying escalation in a protracted tragedy and a potential source of instability in the region, and radicalization."

The conservative ASEAN bloc has refused to discuss the crisis in a strong, critical manner but a Philippine official has said at least two leaders raised the issue Monday.


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